Columnist Robert Robb explains that the current, winner-take-all Electoral College is not what the Founders envisioned for our system, and how it distorts our elections and policy:
In modern politics, however, the principal effect of the Electoral College is to give all the attention to the handful of swing states that might go either way. Except for fundraising, the rest of the country is ignored once the general election rolls around.
That’s not healthy. And it weakens the extent to which election outcomes are accepted as a legitimate expression of the popular will.
In the modern era, everyone’s vote for the president should carry the same weight and be equally valued and sought by the candidates.